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Mycoplasma Genitalium Test

$198
Testing Method:
Urine sample
Test Preparation:
None
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This Mycoplasma Genitalium Test is designed to detect traces of mycoplasma genitalium in the urine. Completely curable with antibiotics, mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria of the same name. It is spread exclusively through sexual contact and rarely causes visible symptoms. In some cases, those with the disease may experience unusual vaginal or penile discharge, painful urination, or general pain in the pelvic region. However, the only way to know for sure if you have this disease is to take a reliable test. NOTE: Unlike most of the Priority Lab Testing products, receiving results for this Mycoplasma Genitalium Test can take 10 and 15 business days.

How Does Our Mycoplasma Genitalium Test Work?

If you are worried that you may have Mycoplasma Genitalium, buying a test at Priority Lab Testing and getting the test done is easy and stress-free. There is no need to schedule a doctor’s appointment or convince a provider that the test is necessary. Once you purchase the test, you can come in to provide a urine sample at any of our lab locations.

We have over 4,000 locations around the country to serve our customers. You are likely to find a wide range of options in your area. Please choose the most convenient location for you and come in during the available hours to complete the test. This test is done through a urine sample, so there is no need to worry about a blood draw. When you arrive at the lab, the lab team member will give you a collection kit to collect your urine for analysis. After the testing is complete, the sample will undergo in-depth analysis.

Please note that the Mycoplasma Genitalium test is a specialized test that takes a bit longer than the quick turnaround we provide for all of our other lab tests at Priority Lab Testing. It may take up to 10 to 15 days for you to receive the results of this test.  

Symptoms of Mycoplasma Genitalium

The bacteria that cause this infection can cause a wide range of health issues for the individuals that contract this STD. Unfortunately, many people with Mycoplasma Genitalium may not be aware they have the condition due to a lack of symptoms or subtle symptoms that may be confused or associated with other medical conditions.

Common symptoms experienced by people with Mycoplasma Genitalium can include:

  • Discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Pain, burning or irritation during urination
  • Pelvic pain
  • In women, bleeding between periods or after sexual intercourse

The Risks Associated with Mycoplasma Genitalium

The impacts of Mycoplasma Genitalium1 go beyond just the discomfort that you may experience. The longer you live with the bacteria in your body, the higher the risk you may suffer subsequent health impacts and complications.

Mycoplasma Genitalium infections have been associated with the following:

  • Infertility issues
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Weakened immune system
  • Pregnancy and birth complications
  • Urethritis
  • Cervicitis

How to Interpret the Results of a Mycoplasma Genitalium Test?

Once you receive an alert that your results are ready to view, head over to open the lab report. The report will show the test results for the Mycoplasma Genitalium analysis. The report will flag the results as abnormal if there are any signs of Mycoplasma Genitalium in your urine. In the event there is no presence of the bacteria in your urine, the results will appear negative.

Mycoplasma Genitalium Test versus Trichomoniasis Test

The symptoms of having Mycoplasma Genitalium can be similar to other sexually transmitted conditions such as Trichomoniasis. To rule out the possibility of a Trichomoniasis infection, you may want to consider purchasing the Trichomoniasis Test, which is also a urine test.

FAQs

  • The long-term effects of Mycoplasma Genitalium can be serious. If you receive a positive test result, immediately contact your doctor’s office to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options.

  • The treatment for Mycoplasma Genitalium is a course of oral antibiotics that may be prescribed for up to 14 days. In most cases, the antibiotic course effectively and successfully eliminates the bacteria. Your doctor can monitor your treatment and determine if further medication may be necessary following a course of antibiotics.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4860244/